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originally from Vancouver, BC

Canadian poet kjmunro cultivates poetry

in the incomparable Yukon

on the traditional territories of the Kwanlin Dün First Nation and the Ta’an Kwäch’än Council

kjmunro, archbould photography

also known as ‘Yukon froghat’, kjmunro is a member of Haiku Canada, the Haiku Society of America, the League of Canadian Poets, & the Federation of BC Writers

kjmunro is Membership Secretary for Haiku Canada

her publications include her debut poetry collection, contractions (Red Moon Press, 2019); Body of Evidence: a collection of killer ”ku, co-edited with the late Jessica Simon (Catkin Press, 2017); & two leaflets with Leaf Press waiting (2017) & summer evening (2013)

in 2014, she founded ‘solstice haiku’, a monthly haiku discussion group in Whitehorse that she continues to facilitate (on Facebook: solstice haiku)

since January 2018, she has curated a weekly blog feature for The Haiku Foundation – Haiku Dialogue is now managed with guest editors

four of her previously-published haiku have been selected to appear in an annual collection of the best haiku written in English, published anywhere in the world – the Red Moon Anthology of English-Language Haiku (2012, 2014, 2016, 2019)

she has instigated two collaborations (so far) between Yukon Writers’ Collective Ink & Yukon Artists @ Work called ‘Circumpolar Duet’, in 2017 & 2019, resulting in two 40-piece shows of visual & literary art

her submission ‘the distance’ was shortlisted for the Vallum Chapbook Award 2018

her poem was awarded First Place in the League of Canadian Poets ‘Very Small Verse Contest’ in 2019, & it appeared in the League’s online journal Poetry Pause as well as Poem in Your Pocket Day, 2019

Thanks to the board of the North Carolina Poetry Society, kj’s award-winning poem “empty begging bowl” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize

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& for more about her books